Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site

Discover history on the North Saskatchewan River along the Victoria Trail, where Reverend George McDougall founded a Methodist Mission to the Cree in 1862. This is where the Hudson's Bay Company established Fort Victoria in 1864 to trade with the local natives. The Mission and Fort became the nucleus for a Métis community whose river lots extended six miles along the bank of the river.

Today, step inside the 1864 Clerk's Quarters or the 1906 Methodist Church to hear the story of a once bustling community that saw a new surge of missionary and commercial activity at the turn of the century. Learn why this thriving settlement experienced a sudden decline and all but vanished.

Catch a glimpse of an exciting period of Alberta's past through exhibits, trails, and a variety of activities provided by costumed interpreters.

Victoria Settlement
Last reviewed/revised: September 6, 2016
Victoria Settlement

Costumed interpreters provide guided tours and demonstrate historic activities.

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